Let's face it, Salmon can be a little boring. It's often served poached and isn't strongly flavoured. However, it's a rich source of Omega 3 which is essential in a healthy diet.
Crispy on the outside and succulent inside
This recipe for Pancetta Wrapped Salmon will challenge your preconceptions of salmon and make it a regular dish in your house. It's also really quick to prepare and cook so great for busy families. The following ingredients are for one and you can just multiply up easily depending on how many people you are cooking for.
Ingredients Narrow but deep fillet of Salmon (see pictures)
5 slices of pancetta
3 large tablespoons of sweet chilli sauce
Lay out the pancetta side by side and slightly overlapping.
Lay the salmon on top at one end
Roll pancetta around the salmon. This is much easier than trying to wrap each piece of pancetta around individually and it's a quicker process too.
Fry your pancetta wrapped salmon for 10 minutes on a medium to high heat or until cooked through. The pancetta should get nice and crispy on the outside. There's no need to add oil to the pan as you'll get enough from the pancetta.
Serve with the sweet chilli sauce (warm or cold)
The salmon tastes great with new potatoes and a green vegetable on the side. I try to use whatever is in season. Pan fried leeks, steamed asparagus or some leafy asian greens would all go well with this dish.
The beauty of this meal is that the pancetta creates a little magic. As well as giving a great flavour when it goes all nice and crispy, it allows the salmon to steam from the inside while it's cooking. This results in a tasty and succulent fillet.